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>> al: fabulous way to end the season and comes down to that. "sunday night football," dallas/washington. the winner going to the playoffs as the nfc east champion and hosting the game. and if dallas loses, they are out. if washington loses, they still have a shot. some other things would have to happen earlier in the day. but it's dallas and washington with the nfc east title at stake on "sunday night football" next week. seahawks expecting an onside kick. leon washington down to the end zone. after the game, the wendy's postgame report on the field with michele and bob and tony break down the game and cris and i take a look at a butte next week, cowboys and redskins. >> cris: >> referee: no penalty on the play. first down. >> al: thank god! >> cris: and all he has done. washington, alfred morris is one of the top running teams in the nfl behind him. jim haslett after losing so many star defensive players early in the year, seemed to piece it all back together and a change for the seahawks now. >> al: wilson is done for the night and matt flynn will finish it up here. he will take us to
to the economy, and the economy is growing but keeping it growing means the folks you sent to washington has to do their jobs. >> if the senate steps forth this week and work with republicans to solve the problem. >> democrats are preparing a backup plan if the compromise doesn't work, and they want to force republicans to vote on a measure that would extent tax cuts on everybody but the rich. >>> and president obama maintained his position of raising taxes on wealthy americans. meet the press moderator david gregory sat down with an exclusive interview with president obama, and you can see that at 10:30. >>> new today, police are trying to identify a man. the "washington post" reports the victim was behind the wheel when he was shot and then he crashed into a tree. no word on developments for a search for a gunman or if there has been an arrest made. >>> and tonight there will be a vigil for a football player found stabbed to death. there was an arrest. police found stringfellow dead in a fan on friday night in vienna. the two strangers had plans to meet. his former teammate is understandab
, john harris, kelly o'donnell, michelle caruso-cabrera and david ignatius with "the washington post." first up, will president obama convince republicans to give him a compromise that's big enough, sweeping enough to end this month on a high note? to cap off his election win and get a clean start on his second term. a victory for the president would look like this -- get that top income tax rate up. make minimal concessions on entitlement cuts and get it done before the end of this month, avoid that cliff. this week the president said talk on a partial deal on taxes alone will not cut it with him. >> there have been reports that perhaps the republicans go ahead and let the middle class tax cuts get extended, the upper income tax cuts go up, otherwise we don't get a deal and next year we come back. i have to just tell you, that's -- that is a bad strategy for america. it's a bad strategy for your businesses, and it is not a game that i will play. chris: he wants a pretty good deal, a lot of things in it. when he sits down in that room with he and boehner, it's come down to the two of
, back here at home, fiscal cliff negotiations in washington are still up in the air. most lawmakers have gone home for a long weekend. this, as treasury secretary timothy geithner says the obama administration is willing to go over the fiscal cliff. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from washington with app update on all of this. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, not quite empty. a lot of lawmakers on a long weekend break. take a look at some of the frustrated constituents they'll face. a protest in baltimore over social security, not the check but the jobs. the people who work in the offices who fear there could be super long lines for taxpayers if, in fact, their jobs are cut in all of this. so where do we stand today? there's a hearing today on capitol hill. the joint economic committee hearing on what can be done for the fiscal cliff. treasury secretary timothy geithner says the administration is willing to go over the cliff, let taxes go up, let these taxes happen if republicans press the idea of no tax increases for the wealthy. the latest we've learned, president obam
. >>> back here at home, as the fiscal cliff standoff continues in washington the president took his plan out of town to northern virginia where he sat down with a middle class family to talk about the potential impacts they face from the looming fiscal cliff. it's now just 25 days away. nbc's tracie potts joins us with those details from washington. >>> lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. the president spent time with a family who answered a call from the white house. the question was what would you do if you had to pay another $2200 in taxes. that's what the white house says will be the average impact on middle class families if they don't work out avoiding this fiscal cliff. the president sat down with a couple, a teacher, a man who works at an auto dealership. they live with her family. the family says they're looking at a couple month's rent if they have to pay more taxes. the president reiterated he absolutely will not sign any deal that does not increase taxes on the wealthy in this country. he said the problem is solvable. >> for them to be burdened unnecessarily because democ
to green bay saturday night on nbc while seattle will play at washington next sunday at 4:30 eastern. that game will be seen on fox. let's bring in tony dungy now. tony, what was the key for washington tonight? >> well, bob, i actually picked dallas in the pregame show because i didn't think robert griffin would be 100%. but for the redskins, i thought cris collinsworth hit the nail right on the head. jim haslett, their defensive coordinator, did a great job. he blitzed all night long, and dallas just did not handle it. it started out with the first third down pass where we get an interception and then it went all the way through the game until the big play at the end when tony romo threw another interception against the blitz, and that defense, they had confidence to put deangelo hall one on one on dez bryant and just blitz, and it really paid off for them. >> okay, coach, let's look ahead to the packers and the vikings. who do you like in that game in green bay? >> well, i like green bay, but for really one reason, and that's putting pressure on christian ponder. adrian peterson's
in fort washington. the men shot the homeowner. tony tull live at the scene with more. >> reporter: good morning, aaron. scary situation for a family here around 2:00 this morning. as you mentioned, a home invasion. multiple suspects barged into the house demanded cash and jewelry. the homeowner, a gentleman in his 40s confronted those suspects and he was shot in the back. i want to give you a sense of the scene right now. multiple police units are here on scene doing investigation. you can see that right front window where the blinds are kind of messed up. that is where the situation took place. now, the suspects, we are being told, did get away. but police are still trying to gather clues here. i want to bring in mr. leonard parker. you are the brother-in-law of the victim. >> my wife got a phone call this morning arod about 3:30 saying that my brother-in-law got shot. somebody invaded the home. demanded money, demanded cash. he got shot in the back. >> seems to be a very quiet neighborhood. your sister-in-law as well as your 16-year-old niece was in the house. they're okay o. but does
him about coming to washington. >> i was here for an event and the president said hey, we got to get you up here to play a song. i'm like okay. mikhail enradar is free. >> this is the 90th annual lighting of the christmas tree. the tradition started by calvin coolidge as president barack obama and his family flip the switch. the spirit of the evening is the same, the audience may notice changes. the stage has been moved. >> the backdrop is exsen waited by the tree. the white house and executive office building. really showcases many of the features we have here in president's park. >> reporter: the tree itself is new. the blue spruce was destroyed by wind in 2011. the replacement also died. in october, the current tree was planted. all indications are that it's doing well. we are told the lighting scheme on the tree changed. if you were here last year, expect it to be different. the ornaments are different. they changed the lights themselves. they mix it up from year-to-year. for a lot of folks, it's a tradition to come every year with their families. if you are coming, you have to h
>>> thon saturday night hitting home. ten days to washington dragging the country off the fiscal cliff and lawmakers have headed out of dodge. will it be too late when they get back from christmas break? what will it mean for your family? >>> guns in schools after the nra's defiant announcement. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> the question is, are armed guards the way to keep kids safe? at least one school district is already arming the teachers. >>> holiday rush. the mad dash at the mall just three days to go. plus planes, trains, and automobiles. millions of americans hit the road. where will there be a white christmas? in their honor. signs of the season from coast to coast paying tribute to some genuine american heroes. >>> good evening. those post christmas credit card bills may not be the only shock to the wallet come the new year. with just ten days left to act to avoid a plunge over the fiscal cliff, the president and congress have left washington for the holidays leaving the clock ticking down to an across-the-board tax incr
't think you'll get the same treatment. 51 degrees with light rain moving into the washington right now. on storm team 4 radar. the more moderate showers are out toward the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. winchester, martinsburg getting moderate rain this morning. there's more where this came from so a very wet start today. visibilities have been reduced. and temperatures are mostly in the upper 40s and low 50s. so, your planner today, foggy and soggy, chilly and wet, damp and cold no matter how you look at it. what you see what you get for your forecast. >>> more protests are expected today in egypt against president mohamed morsi, despite a surprising change of mind by the country's leader. morsi said yesterday he is anulling a controversial decree that gave him complete power over the country's judges. however he said a referendum on a draft constitution with will go otherwise lan next weekend. dmont straig morsi's actions also sparked protests here in our area. dozens of people marched from the white house to the egyptian embassy yesterday. they say they want a separation of churc
in and out of washington for the christmas holiday. now to the roads. packed with holiday travelers. look at. this a live look at i-95 at dumfries road. just a sea of cars heading away from washington tonight. 93 million americans are expected to hit the road for the holidays. so you might want to pack your patience if you're one of them. if you spent the day doing last-minute shopping, chances are you had a lot of company. going to show you the scene near westfield montgomery mall where there was lots of traffic, some long lines and also very few parking spaces. in fact, most malls are open extra late tonight and tomorrow night for all you procrastinateors out there. some major stores like macy's are also staying open 24 hours a day right through christmas eve. >> now a news 4 exclusive, a fedex driver shaken up but not seriously hurt after being held up right in the middle of making deliveries. news 4's derrick ward tells us what happened this morning in southeast washington. >> reporter: it was just after 11:00 a.m. a fedex driver made a delivery here on howard drive in southeast when pol
and loved his troops and loved hi family. that's enough for me. >>> inaugural balls are a washington tradition, and now a limited number of tickets are going on sale for the official 2013 event. the inaugural ball is january 21st at the walter e. washington convention center. this year there will be one large event that will take place in all of the convention center's different rooms. tickets cost $60 those interested in the public tickets have to sign up on the website. that's 2013pick.org. >>> the national park service is telling its side of the story now after trying to evict the popular jack's boathouse in georgetown. a spokesman says the rental business has been operating on a month-to-month lease that hasn't changed in 30 years. the current owner's name is not on that lease. last week the park service ordered the boathouse owner to leave the property in january. it put off those plans when hundreds of mime e-mailed complains. the park service says it still plans to take bids for operating the boathouse in the space. >>> an animal rights group will have to pay the circus $9 mil
. >>> according to "the washington post," the project would put storage tanks at the former sand filtration plant, capable of holding 3 million gallons each. crews will also dig a six block tunnel under first street that could store 6 million gallons of storm water. >>> a cool start to the day. it feels a little bit warmer. maybe just a little bit. >> just a little bit. not enough to leave your coat behind. >> no, no, no. coat and jacket required for your trip out the door this morning. most neighborhoods in the 30s this morning. a little chill for sure. it's not quite as cold as it was yesterday. still 39 degrees at nashville airport. winds are light out of the southeast, averaging 5 miles per hour. temperatures around the region are, most important of all, above the freezing mark, especially from i-81 eastbound here, temperatures middle and upper 30s for the most part. i say it's a good thing we're above freezing because storm team 4 radar does show light raindrops. some more showers scattered out and about i-81 in the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. we're going to keep a close eye. not going
crime at george washington university. police say there were five burglaries in four different dorm rooms at the ivory towers today. so far no arrests but investigators do have two surveillance pictures of the female suspects in all of the cases the suspects were able to get inside the room through an unlocked door and they took off with laptop computers. >>> there is also extra security at george washington university tonight, an extra officer stationed inside rice hall after an employee says a man attacked had her in the bathroom there. it happened tuesday night. the woman says a masked man tried to sexually assault her, but she as able to fight him off. rice hall is an administrative building. security officials say the suspect had to use a special car card to get inside the building. >>> now to an unusual case of road rage. a bicyclist angry about being cut off in traffic took matters into his own hands and stabbed a driver. that attack happened last night off massachusetts avenue in northwest d.c. jackie benson has the story. >> reporter: this was a violent confrontation. the 2
to washington. >> i was here for an event, and the president said, let me get you up here to play a song. i said, okay. >> reporter: this is the 90th annual lighting of the national christmas tree. the tradition started by president calvin coolidge continues tonight as president barack obama and his family flip the switch. while the spirit of the evening is the same, the audience may notice some changes. first of all, the stage has been moved. >> the back drop, i mean, it is accentuated by the tree. and the white house. the executive office building. you know, really showcases many of the great monuments and features we have down here in president's park. >> reporter: and the tree itself is new. the blue spruce which stood on the ellipse for decades was destroyed by wind in 2011. the replacement also died, and in october the current tree was planted, and all indications are that it's doing well. and if you are attending tonight's performance, keep in mind you're going to have to pass through a security checkpoint. the rule of thumb is, don't bring anything you couldn't get into an airport. megan
limit debate kicks off. reporting live in washington, back to you. >> thank you very much. we appreciate it. >>> for his part, president obama has been trying to turn up the heat on congress, applying new pressure sunday in an interview with david gregory on "meet the press." nbc news white house correspondent kristin welker has details. >> reporter: on "meet the press," president obama continued his public campaign to pressure congress. >> if congress doesn't act, then everybody's taxes go up. and for the average family, that could mean a loss of $2,000 in income, and the whole economy could slow down at a time when the economy's actually starting to pick up. >> reporter: he again called on lawmakers to strike a deal or hold a vote on his plan which would raise tax rates on wealthy americans, a major sticking point for republicans. >> the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. that seems to be their only overliove overriding theme. >> reporter: after the interview, republicans accused the president of a
of washington, the nra declined to comment on the debate. but there were signs that they have. joe manchin, a life long nra member said he's rethinking his position. >> i don't know anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs those types of multiple clips as far as ammunition. >> reporter: and joe scarborough, now an nbc host also reversed himself on gun control. >> politicians can no longer be allowed to defend the statistic customer quo, they must instead be forced to defend our children. >> reporter: at least one texas republican defends the rights of owners. amid the talk of gun control, gun sales have picked up. in portland, just a week after a gunman killed two in an area mall. >> yesterday was the biggest day we've ever done in 20 years. today will probably eclipse that. >> reporter: gun control off of washington in a decade, suddenly front and center. tom costello, nbc "nightly news," washington. >>> as the bereaved residents try to get through the tragedy, a group of ten golden retrievers as comfort dogs. very sweet. a look at the weather. bill
is eager, quote-unquote, to hear from the president. >>> house lawmakers are heading back to washington ahead of a deal. john boehner called the house back into session for a rare sunday evening session. boehner says it's up to the senate to act. he says the house has done its part to -- it would extend existing tax cuts for all americans. >>> federal workers are told to take steps to prepare for possible furloughs if spending cuts that would be part of the fiscal cliff take effect. the office of personnel management issued new guidelines which state that employees will be given at least 60 days' notice before any furloughs of more than 22 days. they'll receive 30 days' notice for furloughs shorter than that. workers will also not be allowed to use other forms of paid time off like sick leave. >>> investors overseas appear to be optimistic about the -- the nikkei index hit the highest mark since march of last year. markets in hong kong, south korea and australia are also up today. >>> new this morning, iran state television is reporting the country's navy started training drills in the
about that, coming up on "news4 at 6." reporting live in northeast washington, jackie bensen, news4. >>> jackie, thank you. >>> a facebook page is up tonight to helped a little girl shot and wounded in southeast. the page asks the public to make donations on behalf of 2-year-old cody. it also features several photos of the toddler, including one that shows the injury she suffered in the attack. cody and her mom were shot as they boarded a metro bus. he mother was killed. police tell us the gunman was cody's father. he was later found after taking his own life in new york. >>> now to a developing story in prince william county, virginia. police have just released the name and picture of a man wanted to a braising carjacking in manassas. they're looking for antoine mcgifr. the suspects stole their car along with the victim's rent money and his tab lett computer. there's a $1,000 reward being offered in this case. the snub lanes of rockville pike are still closed this even after a serious accident involving six cars. 9 five people were taken to a local hospital for treatment. a 61-year
on in washington. rick santorum, one of gop's most outspoken republican leaders and nationally he's raising 2016 speculation. let's get right to it. how do you look at 2016 right now? there's expectation you'll be in the hunt. where is your head now? >> my head now is we've got a lot on our plate. there's so much -- so much as i said during the campaign, this is the most critical election in our country's history and seeing the consequence now here in washington now around the world. we're trying to stay engaged. i started an organization, patriot voices and we got involved in that. we got involved in the treaty on capitol hill, they were trying to pass a u.n. treaty that we felt was an overreach, something that would involve the united nations in the rights of parents and being able to provide was best for their disabled children and as well as other things that we are disconcerning about the u.n. and reach here. i think most people would say about but for our action and what we did, the senate probably would have passed that. we'll stay ingauged on capitol hill there's a lot of folks that want
as well as in the shenandoah valley and mountains. closer to washington, northern neck, eastern shore, tidewater region, generally in the low and mid 50s. in the metro area, it's in the upper 40s. near 50 prince yorj's, as well as in arlington. 40s in fairfax county and in the district, it's hovering around 50 degrees. later today, by 7:00 a.m., still around 50 around the metro area. winds increase, though, by later this morning. chance of sprinkles, perhaps at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. after that wind gusting to 30 miles per hour under a partly cloudy sky as highs reach upper 50s. sunrise 7:22. sunset 4:48. i'm back with a hometown forecast. danella has more. >> i'm following breaking news on the roadways. the beltway, you're facing a four-mile backup in montgomery county because of a crash at connecticut avenue. you can see the right lane is getting by single file. the accident takes up the whole left side of the roadway. we talked about a four-mile backup. i want to show you georgia avenue. very slow crawl as you make your way past the accident. you're first hitting the brakes at coa
in washington negotiate a bad deal on the budget and deficit, what do you think will happen to medicare and medicaid benefits? and to our coverage? cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicare and medicaid will short change the people who need it the most. so if you don't want seniors to come up empty. call sen. warner and tell him don't make a bad deal that cuts our care. >>> news for your health. when it comes to kids' diet, one bad thing can lead the to another. the more salty food kids eat, the more sugary drinks they will consume to wash it down. researchers tracked more than 4,000 kids in australia and saw a diet high in sodium led to more consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages. children who had more than one each day were 26% more likely to be overweight. >>> the first family is feeling the holiday spirit. ♪ the obamas took part in the taping of the annual christmas in washington concert last night at the national building museum. diana ross and korean rapper psy performed. proceeds go to the children's national medical center. the concert airs this m
closet. >> santa called me yesterday, he said i'm coming to washington for this tree lighting ceremony, if you want to -- >> and you've got to listen to santa. >> that's right. so we're going to deliver. and we have had it turn a lot colder overnight. good morning, starting off with temperatures below freezing. much of the region is down into the 20s in much of fairfax county and montgomery and prince george's county. much of arlington county is near 30. much of the rest of the district is at our below freezing and it's a bit milder. of course, right along the potomac and the bail. also below freezing from the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches. we have a clear sky now. here's your hour by hour forecast for the day. dress warmly this morning, even by 7:00, 8:00, it's still going to be below freezing. mid 40s by mid afternoon. i'll return with a hometown forecast in ten minutes. >>> breaking news right now. an overturned tractor-trailer is causing big problems on the outer loop. tony tull is live with more. >> reporter: this accident already starting to cause a major backup.
. >> this would be a very big shot in the arm to downtown washington, to better utilize that space. and god help us not that building. >> not one of the -- it is the ugliest building in the city, and could be in the country. >> reporter: a regional battle has broken out between d.c., maryland and virginia. prince george's would support moving to prince george's county if that county allowed the redskins to break the team's lease and move back to washington. revenue chairman jack evans wouldn't discuss those private talks, but acknowledged the city's interest. >> certainly the idea of a switch for the fbi moving to prince george's county, and say the redskins moving back to the city in a brand-new stadium at rfk, would be something i would certainly be interested in. >> reporter: in a written response to news4, prince george's county executive rashern baker rebuffed the idea. the baker administration is not entertaining any discussions around moving the washington redskins back to washington, d.c. the fbi with its large work force and space needs is a prime target for all three jurisdictions. ear
's in washington. >> we are washington! >> reporter: they make starbucks. >> we make real bucks. >> reporter: their quarter become has a rating of 100. >> rg3 has 102. >> running become has 1590 yards. >> our running back has more. >> reporter: can we beat them? >> yes, el we can! >> reporter: can we beat them? >> yes we can! >> reporter: to redskins fans everywhere, cheers, happy new years. how did that get there? live in arlington, pat collins, news4. >> hey, he's starting a new trend. thanks, pat. >>> it's tough to talk smack when somebody is holding a plunger. >> you don't want to go through. maybe we can come together. >> i like that idea. >>> coming up next, we have a disturbing crime. the search for a man accused of shooting out windows at an elementary school. >>> plus a robber gets more than he bargained for. >>> another kardashian to keep up with. what kim is saying about having a baby with kanye west. >>> and fighting drunk [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the big hot pastrami melt. we perfected the pastrami sandwich -- filled with hot, juicy pastrami, pickles,
trying to help. >>> time is almost up in washington. >> one things we can count on with respect to this congress is that if there's even one second left before you have to do what you're supposed to do, they will use that last second. >> it's ticking down. good evening, erv. >>> the senate deal looks close, but not close enough. steve handlesman reports on how house speaker john boehner will. >> reporter: john bain ircould change his mind, but unless he does and allows a vote, america goes off the fiscal cliff surrounding himself with middle-class americans, president obama had sounded optimistic this afternoon. it's not done. >> reporter: sources say taxes would rise on income over 4 to 500,000. a big win -- >> keep in mind just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise rates. obviously the agreement is currently being discussed would raise those rates and raise them permanently. they made the president promising tax hikes above 250,000. not 450. >> well, i just think that's grossly unfair. >> a hangup -- democrats want a two-year postponement, cov
or no deal? americans are waiting and worried about when washington will get its act together and find some kind of agreement on taxes and spending. tonight the president's position as he sits down exclusively with nbc news. >>> here we go again. another big winter storm blankets the northeast. tonight the latest on where it's headed and how it's affecting holiday travel. >>> high profits from marijuana, at least that's what some entrepreneurs are hoping for as they see big potential in states where pot is legal. >>> and can't stay away. what happened when the parents of one college student just couldn't let go? she gave them a lesson they never expected. >> good evening. the deadline looms less than three days away now and still no sign that congressional leaders have come up with a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the president again today called on lawmakers to act before taxes automatically go up for every american and spending cuts kick in. but republicans aren't happy with the proposal the white house is offering. so on a saturday night, washington is still at a
-related arrests possession is now legal in e washington state. but the new marijuana law is now setting the stage for a new showdown involving the feds. we get the story from kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: at seattle landmark, a celebration. as of midnight, washington state's new law makes it legal for adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. >> the first legal case. >> reporter: the new system is modelled on alcohol laws. it is still illegal to drive impaired or possess pot under twenty-one, they issued verbal warnings only. you're not allowed to smoke in public you can legally possess one ounce, use it in private. but stores will not be licensed to sell it for recreational use for a year, without a prescription there is still no sale. recreational users are going to say where am i going to buy this marijuana if it is illegal to sell marijuana still? >> reporter: federal law still prohibits the sale in any state. and the department of justice is reviewing possible action >> the federal government may prosecute anyone who uses marijuana on federal land, marijuana on federal land, parks, cou
broke into a home in the 9100 block of lofton road in fort washington. when they confronted the suspects they shot the man in the back. news4 spoke to the man's brother-in-law who said he doesn't think it was a target add tack. >> it seemed like a random act of violence. somebody just took it upon themselves to intrude in the house and try to rob or burglarize it. i don't know. holiday season? people don't have jobs, i guess, and somebody just took it upon themselves to, you know, do a random act of violence. >> the victim was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threateninging. >>>s. he's expected to be okay. >>> residents of an apartment complex finally back in their homes after a standoff that lasted for nearly eight hours. police say u.s. marshals arrived around 10:00 last night to arrest the suspect at the complex. there was some sort of altercation and the armed suspect barricaded themselves around 6:00 this morning. the suspect was taken to the hospital but police won't say how the standoff ended and if he was injured. dozens of residents were evacuated but have since been allowed b
a way of repeating itself. somehow washington never gets the message. >> president obama said he would push for a bill that would actually -- what it would do is include a renewal of the unemployment extension of the bush tax cuts for middle class americans who make less than $250,000 a year. some of us will be watching the ball drop in times square. we may hear the gauntlet drop on capitol hill. live in the newsroom. back to you. >> thank you, derek. >> we are also counting down to 2013. hundreds of thousands of people will bring in the new year in times square. organizers have been planning all year for the ball drop. wendy gi jlet has a look at the preparations. >> more than 2,000 pounds of confetti are in place. >> that's fantastic. >> ready to be thrown out by hand from buildings and times square at midnight. >> i have seen it on tv. looks like so much fun with the concerts and excitement in the air with people. >> it's magic. >> hundreds will come from all over the world. >> australia, canada, england. >> they will see the waterford crystal ball drop down a flagpole high above ti
night around massachusetts avenue in northeast washington. we're told the officer was hit during a traffic stop. her condition has not been released. so far no charges have been filed against the driver. >>> a video posted online is sparking an investigation of a metro bus driver. check it out. this video appears to show the driver holding and possibly even reading a newspaper behind the wheel. the rider who shot this video on unsuck d.c. metro posted it online. metro will start monitoring some of its employees next year, including bus drivers, to make sure they get enough sleep. the transit agency will ask those who maintain buses and trains to log their sleep habits and wear a motion detecting advice. metro is trying to combat fatigue after a 2011 study found those worked longer hours than allowed and had no limit to the number of consecutive days they worked. metro is also concerned about late night shift workers who are most vulnerable to fatigue. county leaders say the pentagon never offered traffic solutions when it moved thousands of people to ft. belvoir and the marc cent
this video. >> $2,000 for me would be paying a month's rent. >> reporter: back in washington, more gridlock. >> it's up to the republicans to decide how long it's going to take. >> the president actually isn't interested in a balanced agreement. >> reporter: with both sides stuck on tax hikes for the top 2%, economists wonder if lawmakers will reach a deal this year. >> i'm skeptical, but i do think it can be done next year. >> reporter: warning a congressional committee they would just have a month to negotiate in 2013 before the economy falls apart. >> by mid-february it will be doing a lot of damage. >> reporter: democrats called on lawmakers to continue an extension to jobless benefits expiring this year. >> now they're at risk of losing their last lifeline. >> reporter: 25 days left, no deal yet. republicans have word they may be losing ground on the tax hike debate. the latest poll shows the majority of voters actually trust the president and democrats on the issue. reporting live on capitol hill, i'm danielle lee, news4. >>> the santanas live in the falls church area in fairfax count
for congressional leaders in washington. there was a sense of urgency today as the president met with house and senate leaders along with the treasury secretary and vice president a short while ago at the white house to try and forge a last-minute deal. the president says he is optimistic, but at this hour, the fiscal cliff still looms. we begin our coverage with nbc's white house correspondent, peter alexander who has been watching the developments all day. peter, good evening to you. >> reporter: natalie, good evening to you. after his first meeting with all of the top four congressional lawmakers since before thanksgiving, the president marched into the briefing room here at the white house and he said the time for immediate action is now. he called for a bipartisan agreement and said to congressional leaders, warning them the public's patience has worn out. after an hour-long closed-door meeting with the president, both the democratic and republican congressional leaders left the white house without saying a word. later, president obama weighed in. >> the american people are not going t
through this. do i wish that things were more order any washington and rational and people listened to the best arguments and compromised and operated in a more thoughtful and organized fashion? absolutely. but when you look at history, that's been the exception rather than the norm. >> reporter: now, the president also mapped out an ambitious second-term agenda, including immigration reform, energy policy and stiffer gun control laws but all that's on hold while the fight over taxes and spending rages on. kate? >> kristen welker at the white house tonight. >>> so, what does an impasse mean? for more, wasn't to bring in cnbc's washington bureau chief, john harwood. let's break it down here. if we have no deal tomorrow, by midnight tomorrow, what happens? what is the direct impact on the american taxpayer? >> the biggest impact, kate, would be on the 2 million americans who would lose extended unemployment benefits of around $300 a month. the average family through the loss of the payroll tax cut would lose about $20 a week out of their paycheck and as for the tax withholding, the hi
-morning chill lingering out there. culpepper, 27. 33 in downtown washington. annapolis, it's 35 at the naval academy, and 30 degrees in leesburg. a little hint of a breeze out there. nowhere as much of a wind as yesterday. and the windchills are in the 20s. it's sunny and cold today, but that's all right, pleasant enough to be outside. good enough for the ravens and redskins, and we will talk about christmas eve and christmas day and beyond. >> got it all covered, chuck. thanks. >>> holiday shoppers may be trying to squeeze in the last-minute purchases today, and they want to bring plenty of patience. look at the packed parking lots in bethesda. security helped to direct traffic and even some police officers had a little fun doing it. if you still had shopping to do, can you expect plenty of company. it's one of the last shopping days before the big day and probably going to be one of the busiest, too. and things are already bustling, derrick? >> if you get here anytime soon, you will see something you probably won't see later in the day. that's opened parking spaces. there are cars more her
will be available for same-sex couples in washington state as well. the state's governor signed the law into effect wednesday and takes effect today. some counties there started issuing wedding ser tiff katz and licenses just after midnight. also today in washington state, recreational use of marijuana is now legal. >>> this afternoon, the first family will flip the switch for the lighting of the christmas tree. actor neil patrick harris will host this year. the event will have performances by james taylor, kjason mraz, ad the fray. we're going to be there. you look for live coverage on nbc 4 and our website, nbcwashington.com. 15th street will be closed between constitution at pennsylvania avenues. 17th street will be closed between constitution and new york avenues. but those roads should reopen around 7:00. >> it's always a very lovely event. it is now 4:37. 37 degrees out there. be careful what you post online. the judge's order for a woman who wrote negative reviews on yelp. >> a rare storm down under. it's left quite a mess. >>> a shock to the system as you step outside. how long >>> a rare t
. organizers say that's not a disappointment, it's a start. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> the pentagon says the commanding officer of s.e.a.l. team 4 has died in afghanistan. 42-year-old navy commander joe w. price died saturday of what u.s. military officials are calling a noncombat-related injury. they tell nbc news has death is being investigated as a possible suicide. s.e.a.l. team 4 was part of a mission to train local afghan police to fight the taliban. >>> in a possible insider attack, a nato spokesman says an american adviser was shot and killed this morning by an afghan policewoman at kabul headquarters. at least 53 international troops have been killed by afghan soldiers or police this year. >>> back here at home, it is crunch time for holiday shoppers. many retailers have extended hours and stepped up promotions to entice those who have waited until the very last minute to finish their christmas list. nbc has more on this. >> reporter: as santa finishes his list and checks it twice before his big trip, most americans are headed out, too, to finish shopping for everyone on th
:30 in the morning at the national cathedral. it is a tradition that dates tall way back to george washington. the religious leaders from around the country are expected to participate. attendance at that time prayer service is by invitation only. it will also be streamed online. >> get ready for a big boom during the holiday travel rush. more than 2 million people in the washington area plan to travel. aaa tells us that more than 90% of them plan to drive. that's a good reason to consider when you are leaving and when you will return if you a one of them. if the projections are true, that will be the highest volume of travel in the past ten years. the survey considers the holiday raffle period to last between december 22 to january 1. taking a live look outside right now. good day to travel by air. lots of sunshine and blue skies but don't expect it to last, folks. >> yes. let's head to storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer to find out what's next. >> we told you we got a lot to talk about thisweek. yesterday was the clouds, fog, shower activity. today it is the very warm temperatur
will see you next week on a whole new episode of "open join. >>> from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press," with david gregory. >> good sunday morning, time is nearly up before we go over the so-called fiscal cliff. senate leaders spent the weekend working on a last-ditch deal and the house comes back today for a rare sunday night session. yesterday afternoon, in an exclusive interview, president obama sat down with me in the blue room of the white house. to discuss the way forward and his priorities for a second term. >> mr. president, welcome back to "meet the press." >> great to be here, thank you. >> the obvious question -- are we going over the fiscal cliff? >> well, i think we're going to find out in the next 48 hours what congress decides to do. but i think it's important for the american people to understand exactly what this fiscal cliff is. because it's actually not that complicated. the tax cuts that were introduced in 2001, 2003, 2010, those were extended and they're all about to expire at the end of the year. so on
will share some of those spontaneous tributes on twitter and on the nbc washington facebook page in our next half hour. >>> we have breaking news at this hour out of montgomery county where police are on the scene of a shooting in aspen hill. it happened just before 4:30 at an apartment complex along connecticut avenue near grand prix road. police tell us the man was shot in the eye. he was taken to the hospital but no word on his condition. police are still in the area right now searching for a suspect. pat collins, we understand, is just arriving on the scene. pat, what have you learned? >> reporter: take a look down the street. you can see all the cop cars down there and there are plenty more on the other side. we are at north gate park. it is near grand prix and connecticut avenue in montgomery county. police have fanned out here. they have s.w.a.t. team members, they have k-9 dogs. they are looking for what is described to me as an active suspect. now around 4:25, this afternoon, right after the kids got home from school, when it was still light out here, a young man, about 19 years old
to his state. christie was in washington, making stops at the white house and capitol hill, asking lawmakers for an additional $83 billion in his state as well as new york and connecticut. today we'll learn the fate of a tour bus driver for a crash that killed 15 passengers. the jury will announce a verdict for williams today, who's accused of running a bus off the road and striking a pole in new york city in 2011. he's pled not guilty to manslaughter, claiming a tractor-trailer cut him off. prosecutors say he was tired and may have fallen asleep. if convicted, he faces 15 years in jail. >>> the parade float driver involved in the train accident that killed four people will not be charged. the float was hit by a freight train. four veterans of iraq and afghanistan were killed, and 16 more people were hurt. >>> an eye opener for men. in news 4 for your health, a new study finds that men are not only more likely to be diagnosed from cancer but are more likely to die from it. a study out of cornell medical college found of top ten can certifies, men have the higher rate of death in se
time here in washington. analysts say president obama and speaker boehner have until the end of the week to reach a deal if lawmakers will get it passed by the friday before christmas. as a diesel engine plant, president obama stood his ground on the fiscal cliff. >> all congress needs to do is pass a law that would prehaven't a tax hike on the first $250 of everybody's income. >> the latest campaign stop had an announcement. business leaders warn this time of investment will suffer without a deal to avoid billions in tax increases and spending cuts next year. >> we have more than -- i think 103 ceos in town last week. the message was sit down, work it out. back in washington there's new momentum. yesterday p many p.m. and house speaker john boehner met one on one for the first time this year. then today staffers continued the private negotiations. the sooner the better, we all know el that. >> reporter: an increasing number of -- >> i actually amb ginning to believe that is the best route for us to take to again shift the focus where it needs to be, which is on entitlements.
. south and east of washington on the eastern shore. generally in the low to mid 50s. areas in blue dipped into the mid 40s. shenandoah valley, far west and north of washington and into the mountains this morning. as we look at the nearby temperatures, montgomery, prince george's, fairfax, arlington, around 50 degrees. district of columbia, the low 50s. hour by hour today, a lot of cloudiness three 6:00 a.m. wind out o of the west at 5 to 15. there's a chance of a few sprinkles late morning and early afternoon. otherwise, clouds breaking up with some sunshine. we'll climb into the mid and upper 50s. the winds will be gusting to 30 miles an hour this afternoon. i'll be back in ten minutes with the hometown forecast. first 4 traffic with danella now. >> thank, tom. checking on a few things in our area. overall, very, very quiet. not seeing any delays at all. not seeing anything in the roadway to slow you down. georgetown pike, have a disabled vehicle there. it's in the shoulder lane. not bad. i want to bring your attention crossing the bridge heading inbound. one of the barrels around here i
of the story in washington tonight. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. it's been a very busy day. the mayor of america's biggest city today urged congress, in fact, challenged congress and the white house to act, and the nra remains silent. surrounded by victims' families, new york mayor michael bloomberg today said enough talk, it's time to act. >> congress has to come up with something that stops this carnage, no matter what the political ramifications are. >> reporter: long an advocate for stricter gun regulation, bloomberg is pushing congress to close gun show loopholes and demand background checks of anyone who buys a gun. he wants a new assault weapons ban to replace the one that expired in 2004 and a ban on high-capacity ammo clips. and he's promising to use his own vast personal wealth to take on the gun lobby if necessary. the numbers are striking. 8,500 people die each year in gun violence. just since columbine, nearly 14 years ago, more than 30 mass murders involving guns. the list is chilling. >> shame on the nra. >> reporter: today, as protesters gathered outside its
the washington nationals and my kids do. i have a 10-year-old son and 7-year-old twins and i remember the first time i saw the dodgers win the pennant. i remember the beer flying through the air which is such a wonderful memory. if only that could happen for the nationals with my kids. i was at the game. the universe just isn't right. >> all of us became national fans. we were so excited. this is an incredibly excited team. everything seemed to be going right and then you run into he
. police tell us more than 100 drivers have been arrested so far. the washington regional alcohol program says deaths spiked by 60% on new year's eve. it's offering free cab rights home up to $30. the last new year's eve nearly 400 people took vang of the songer ride program. >>> a gray way to enof day, but nice look sunset. >>> storm team 4 meteorologist doug kammerer is here to tell us what to expect. >> you know it will be on the cool side as we end 2012, heading into 2013. i think it should be dry for most of us, though they are seeing a few flurries, a sprinkle, even a report of sleet. >>> it does look lie the storm system is trying though move our way. we'll talk much more about it, but here's what to expect. maybe a sprinkle or flurry, but around midnight, 36 degrees as we usher in the new years, starting off on a very chilly note. we'll talk about some of the coldest air so far this season, plus chances for rain and snow. >> why are you hoarse, doug? a little scratchy throat there? ♪ hail to the redskins >>> the redskins are the talk of the town. fans said they couldn't be happi
the washington area over the weekend. a small but vocal group of gun control advocates showed up outside a gun shop in falls church calling for a ban on assault style weapons and ammunition and more funding for mental health programs. the nra's push to put armed guards in schools across the country has people talking. >> i actually would not have felt safer. i think i would have felt more in harm's way. i just don't agree with guns in general. >> it's just dumbfounding to think the answer to violence is to put the weapons of more violence in the hands of people. >> police were there for the protest although it remained a peaceful one. >>> 4:35 right now. if you are still looking for the perfect present for your loved ones, time is almost up. there are some people that haven't finished all their shopping. a survey shows that more than 130 million people have not finished shopping. and whopping 26 million people haven't even started. shoppers say it's because they are still hunting for the best deals. >> try to come at the end so you get good stuff. >> it's more fun to do it at the end. >> i kno
. and there is the view over washington now. visibilities have improved at least around the metro area, though it is still a rather thick fog around annapolis and parts of the bay. a little overcast in that live picture there. there's reagan national to the right where visibility is now about three miles. let's take a look at what has been happening since about 5:00 this morning. you had those morning sprinkles move off to the south and east. cloud cover will be with us throughout the rest of the afternoon. these are the latest visibilities. reagan national up to four-mile visibility. annapolis still as zero visibility. quarter-mile at bwy. these are visibilities in tenths of a mile. looks a bit better to our west. but the general trend is that the visibilities are improving. right now still a chill in the air. we're just generally in the 40s to right around 50 degrees. reagan national now is at 51. cold change coming later this week. we'll take a look at that. the seven-day outlook is coming up in just a couple of minutes. back to you. >>> let's check the midday traffic now. >> roadways are looking a lot
-year-old anthony rice of northwest washington. a dog walker found rice shot to death at ft. lincoln park yesterday. that's right behind thurgood marshall elementary school in northeast. the school notified parents and planned to hold all activities indoors until this investigation in the park was wrapped up. >>> vicious murder still unsolved after seven years. today the culpeper county sheriff released an open letter asking for any information on the death of cheryl warner. back on december 18, 2005, warner was killed in her home. she had been on the phone with her father, a man knock order her door claiming his car had broken down. she was later found tied up and hanging in the basement with her home set on fire. the officials do not believe the killer was alone. they are hope somethi one will provide the tip they need to make an arrest. >>> it is official the district government has for now given up on its plan to set aside hundreds of special red top meters for disabled drivers. but the decision leaves a lot of confusion about just who can park wear and who has to pay. tom sherwo
? stay with us. "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. >>> and now, from washington's leading news station this is "news4 today." >>> thousands of lives at risk right now as the military in syria prepares to take drastic measures against its own people. >>> plus, we're learning more about some big changes to metro's new silver line that will cost the agency millions. good morning, everyone. i'm richard jordan in for aaron. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to news4 today. let's take a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. 37 degrees outside our studios right now. we were talking about hitting near 60 yesterday at this same time and it is a shock to the system. we listened to you, we knew this was going to happen, but it still hurt when i got outside. >> the reality of it is amazing. just 36 days ago, it was 70 degrees. now we've dropped to 40 degrees, much of the region. there's a lot of blue, that means it's below freezing. all those areas in blue are generally in the low 30s and 20s. covers much of virginia and maryland and west virginia and all around the northeast, all the way down to the carolina
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